The automated driving system is a great feature that is underrated, particularly in areas with dense traffic patterns.
I'd like to preface this with - wow, a lot of work for a survey worth a couple hundred points. German cars in general have a refined driving experience, when compared to Japanese cars (I've driven both). It's something you can't really relate to, until you've driven both. I dislike the maintenance costs associated with German cars - Additionally, the buying process is more complex, as upgrades are typically piecemeal together rather than offered in 2-3 simplistic packages (as with Japanese cars). If you are prepared for the difference in the buying process, the benefits outweigh the negatives